Grantee Spotlight: MIND Research Institute

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The Tarsadia Foundation is proud to partner with the MIND Research Institute!

The MIND Research Institute enables elementary and secondary students to reach their full academic and career potential through developing and deploying math instructional software and systems.

MIND also conducts basic neuroscientific, mathematics, and education research to improve math education and advance scientific understanding.

Meet Arturo, one of their amazing students:

Learn more at:

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Grantee Spotlight: New Directions for Women!


The Tarsadia Foundation is proud to support the incredible efforts of New Directions for Women!

New Directions for Women (NDFW) is a drug and alcohol treatment provider offering addiction detox and rehab services for women, pregnant women, and women with children.  New Directions rehab is nestled in one of the most serene and beautiful communities in the country in Orange County, California (CA).

New Directions provides inpatient residential rehab, intensive outpatient  rehab and intensive sober living addiction rehabilitation treatment  for women suffering from drug abuse such as the following commonly abused drugs: methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, prescription medications, substance abuse, alcoholism, chemical dependency, and other addictive disorders.

For over 34 years, New Directions for Women (NDFW) rehab has been assisting women, their families, and their children to start their journey of recovery from chemical dependency.  New Directions rehab uses evidence based treatment therapies that are specific to meeting the needs of women and children to promote the best recovery outcomes.

Learn more about New Directions by visiting their website:



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Grantee Spotlight: Echoes of Hope!

The Tarsadia Foundation is proud to partner with Echoes Of Hope in their mission to inspire and empower  foster youth through compassion, integrity, advocacy, and individual holistic support.

Echoes of Hope was founded to specifically address the needs of at-risk youth and to identify young people with the drive and ability to succeed, whose only obstacle is the lack of the tools and support to create brighter futures for themselves.

Since its inception, Echoes of Hope has assisted young people across the country – from Katrina survivors to struggling youth in Luc and Stacia’s own Los Angeles community. Among its participants are college graduates, award winners, and our country’s future.

With your help, Echoes of Hope will continue to shine as a beacon and serve as an example to young people everywhere – giving every deserving child the opportunity to reach their highest potential.

Learn more about their life changing work here:

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Grantee Spotlight: Lotus Outreach International!

The Tarsadia Foundation is proud to support the efforts of Lotus Outreach International.

Lotus Outreach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to ensuring the education, health and safety of at-risk and exploited women and children in the developing world.  Lotus  supports the development of grassroots projects in vulnerable communities.  By working with local people and organizations, Lotus Outreach ensures the local ownership, cultural relevance and cost effectiveness of each project.

Originally established to support refugee education, Lotus Outreach now also helps rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking and keep at-risk students in school.

Learn more about Lotus by visiting

Watch this short video on Lotus Outreach’s efforts to eradicate poverty and exploitation throughout Asia:

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Grantee Spotlight: Kid Works!

Helping At Risk Kids, Families and Communities, One Life at a Time

Every day, children in Santa Ana face crime, poverty, and violence. In the face of these problems, so many children are losing hope and falling through the cracks, right in the backyard of Orange County.

But at KidWorks, they believe in the power of hope to change a single life and in the power of a single life to change a family, a neighborhood, and an entire community. When a child believes their dreams are possible, they grow to realize those dreams – both for their own lives and for the lives of those around them. Tutoring. Mentoring. Exercise. Accountability. Encouragement. These basic building blocks are starting a revolution of hope in central Santa Ana.

The Tarsadia Foundation is thrilled to support the positive and life changing efforts of Kid Works. Find out more:

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Grantee Spotlight: Acres of Love!

The Tarsadia Foundation is proud to support Acres of Love and their transformative work with children in South Africa.

In response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in South Africa, Acres of Love was created to provide  the most vulnerable affected and infected infants and children with the highest possible quality of care and love.

More than 350 infants and children have spent time in an Acres of Love home over the organization’s first 10 years of operation.  The large majority of these children have been placed in adoptive or long-term foster homes.  Some have been reunited with their families.

All of us at the Tarsadia Foundation are honored to play a small part in the incredible work of Acres of Love. Please check out their website to learn more:


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Grantee Spotlight: Project Hope School Foundation

The Tarsadia Foundation is proud to partner with the Project Hope Alliance and their school program, The Project Hope School Foundation.

Homelessness has a profound impact on children and their ability to succeed in an academic environment. Homeless children’s academic performance is hampered both by their poor cognitive development and by the circumstances of their homelessness. Developmental delays that hamper academic success occur among homeless children at four times the rate of other children.

Project HOPE School was founded in 1989 by Ann Robinson, a school teacher who had learned that “motel kids” weren’t attending school and began teaching them out of the back of her car.  Soon thereafter, the school got a permanent home at a local church, and a comprehensive program was established to meet the unique academic and psycho-social needs of homeless children.

Now a public kindergarten through 8th grade school located in the city of Orange, Project HOPE School operates 51 weeks a year, providing a stable, safe, happy, encouraging, and consistent school environment for children who have little stability in their lives otherwise.

The goals of Project HOPE School are to:

  1. Ensure Consistent School Attendance
  2. Close the Academic Gap
  3. Enhance the Student’s Self-Esteem
  4. Increase the Student’s Comfort and Confidence in the School Environment
  5. Stress the Intrinsic Value of Education

It is projects like the Project Hope School that inspire the Tarsadia Foundation every day. Please check them out!

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